Jeffrey Irish

Jeffrey Irish is a scholar and translator who has long been immersed in life in rural Japan. A contributing editor to the Kyoto Journal, Irish has been a columnist for a Japanese newspaper for seven years and is the author of the Japanese-language books Prewar Kagoshima and Island Life. He was recently elected "mayor" of his 28-person village.

Titles by Author

The Forgotten Japanese

The Forgotten Japanese

by Miyamoto Tsuneichi, translated by Jeffrey Irish

A revealing look at rural lives and lifestyles that have all but disappeared today.